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Entered as second-class matter November 17. 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVIII. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY; MASS., NOV. 20, 1919 



No. 9 



SOPHOMORE PROM A GREAT SUCCESS. 

At the Barn, on Saturday afternoon and even- 
ing, November 15, the class of 1923 held its Prom, 
in honor of the class of 1933. Little did the Barn 
look like its sombre self, with a lovely vined ceiling 
of wisteria. Under this danced couples, gowned 
in variegated hue— many wearing lavendar dresses 
which fitted in so beautifully with the surroundings. 
Tn the afternoon everyone seemed to be enjoying 
herself to the full extent, but at night the pleas- 
ure, if possible, even exceeded that of the after- 
noon, save that the usual evening throng made 
dancing, in its true sense, impossible. Besides the 
attractive features of the two social dancing 
"wisteria-girls," and the humorous take-off of Kitty 
Gordon in "Adele," displayed in the afternoon 
there was, in addition, a shadow dance. An ever 
circling moon shed glows of the four different class 
colors over the room and dancers making the 
whole, en masse, very soft and attractive. Gay 
showers of confetti and streamers added to the 
gaiety of the scene, and good music made it seem 
like a "real" dance. The first after-the-war Prom 
quite eclipsed those of the last few years, and 
'22' s Prom committee deserves sincere congratula- 
tions for the results of their thought and labor. 



'23 BECOMES ORGANIZED. 

On Wednesday afternoon, November 13, in the 
Barn, Elizabeth Head 1 , '23, was announced Chair- 
man of the class. Edith Brandt was elected Sec- 
retary pro tem. 



WELLESLEY TO HEAR JAMES NORMAN 
HALL. 

On the evening of Friday, November 21st, Cap- 
tain James Norman Hall, one of the most daring of 
American birdmen, will lecture at Billings Hall. 

Captain Hall enlisted at the beginning of the 
great war, as a private in the "First Hundred 
Thousand" and it was as a result of his experiences 
with this famous English army that his first war 
book, Kitchener's Mob, was published. After the 
battle of Loos, he obtained a discharge and im- 
mediately re-entered the service as a member of the 
Escadrille Lafayette. It was during his service 
with this group of men, that he published those ex- 
quisitely written sketches which appeared in the 
Atlantic Monthly under the title of "High Adven- 
ture." 

His first wounds were sustained shortly after his 
arrival at the front, but he continued to serve with 
the Escadrille until it was taken over by the United 
States. A short while later he was made Flight 
Commander of the first American air squadron to 
go to the front after our own entrance into the 
war, and here in company with Rickenhacher, he 
brought down his first German plane. 

eContintted on page 8, column 2) 

G. PRENTICE MURPHY TO SPEAK FOR 
I. C. S. A. 

G. Prentice Murphy, of the Child's Welfare As- 
sociation will speak at Zeta Alpha, November 25th, 
at 7.15 P.M., at the first meeting of I. C. S. A. to 
be held this year. Miss Scudder will introduce the 
speaker whose subject, to be announced later, will 
rjrobably treat with some phase of Child Psychol- 
ogy. This meeting will afford excellent opportu- 
nity to all members of I. C. S. A. to get into touch 
with the Association, and to learn of the volunteer 
work which is being carried on by the student 
workers. At present I. C. S. A. is sending workers 
to four different settlement houses ; leading classes 
in Americanization, aiding the Associated Charities 
and co-operating in work with the blind. It is in- 
deed a vital work and upon the programme of the 
Association for the year are many important feat- 
ures that everyone will be more than interested to 
hear about. It k earnestly hoped that every mem- 
ber will make a special effort to be present. 



WELLESLEY-DARTMOUTH CONCERT. 

"A high-class musical program put across with 
all the pep and life of young men, is the unanimous 
verdict of last night's concert by the Dartmouth 
Musical Clubs," comments the Springfield Repub- 
lican in speaking of the Club's appearance in that 
city. Wellesley people are to have an opportunity 
of hearing the Dartmouth boys when they appear 
in Wellesley at the Barn on Wednesday evening, 
November 26th. 

That the Clubs^-Glee and Mandolin — numbering 
37 men, presents a concert that is second to no 
similar college organization in the country, is the 
opinion of all those who have heard them this year. 
From the opening song to the singing of the 
"Dartmouth Song" which concludes the program, 
they have scored a decided hit wherever they have 
appeared. The qualities of the selections rendered 
are brought out effectively under the leadership of 
L. S. Adams, '20. During the evening several en- 
cores are demanded, and one of these which pleases 
is the "Dartmouth Medley," bringing in the foot- 
ball songs of the college. 

The Mandolin Club, under the leadership of J. 
V. Peters, '20, will come in for much praise, and 
in itself makes the concert worth while. One of 
the big features of the evening will be a saxophone 
quartet accompanied by the Dartmouth Band. 
(Continued on page 6, column 1) 



BARNSW ALLOWS FIRST PLAY THIS YEAR. 
"All of a Sudden Peggy" 
by Earnest Denny. 
November 21 and 22—7.15 P.M. 
Scenes: 

Act I — "The Suddenness of Peggy." 

The Hall at Hawkhurst, Lord Crackenthrope's 

Country House. 
Time — Early afternoon. 
Act II — "The Suddenness of Consequences." 
At Jimimy Keppel's flat in London, a week 
later. Time — Early morning. 
Act III — "The Consequences of Suddenness." 
The Hall at Hawkhurst. on the evening of the 
same day. 

IAst of Characters. 
Anthony, Lord Crackenthrope. . .Carr Iglehart, '22 
Lady Crackenthrope, his mother. Barbara Bares, '22 
Jimmy Keppel, her other son. . .Ruth Nicholas, '23 
Major Archie Phipps, her brother 

Frances Sturgis, '22 
Millicent Keppel, her daughter. Nora Cleveland, '23 

Jack Menzies Elizabeth Kimball, '21 

Parker, butler Mary Ward, '22 

Lucas, butler Elizabeth Bier, '21 

Mrs. Colquhoun Virginia Jennison, '23 

Mrs. O'Mara Edith Ferre, '20 

Peggy .Laura Chandler, '21 

Committee. 

Chairman of Pl".y Katharine Collins, '20 

Chairman of Scenery Alison Kingsbury, '20 

Chairman of Costumes Eleanor Walden, '21 

Chairman of Properties Marjory Cook, '20 

Chairman of Lighting Helen Cope, '21 

Chairman of Make-up Katharine Kughcs, '21 

Chairman of Ushering Caroline Chaffee, '31 

Director— Ruth Bolgiano, '20 



Hugh Walpole Comes to 
Wellesley. 

ENGLISH NOVELIST GIVES BRIEF 
REVIEW OF HIS LIFE. 



With the humorously apologetic remark that 
"Anybody's account of his own experiences ought 
to be interesting," Mr. Hugh Walpole, the eminent 
English novelist, began, at the Barn on November 
11, his vivid story of his life as a writer. He felt 
from the first that he was intended to write; and 
even the inherent conviction gained in childhood 
that writing stories was a somewhat shameful thing 
to do never deterred him from doing so. 

Early Life Under the Shadow of English 
Cathedrals. 

His early life was spent in several English 
cathedral towns. "I shall never rid myself of that 
particular English town flavor," he said. "There 
was an air of nothing mattering at all except that 
everything should be kept as it was. And it seemed 
as if everything, every kind of drama must center 
itself in the cathedral." The inevitable reaction 
followed. "I wrote stories — dreadful ones, they 
were — which were definitely not concerned with 
cathedral towers — -I hoped," he added, "that by 
producing a good story my parents would appre- 
ciate me!" 

(Continued on page 4, column 1) 

MONSIEUR ANDRE F. ALLIX OF THE 

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE SPEAKS IN 

THE CHAPEL. 



Monsieur Andrd F. Allix, official lecturer for 
the Federation de 1' Alliance Francaise des Etats- 
Unis et du Canada, spoke in the Chapel Friday 
evening, November 14, on the subject, "Ce que la 
France doit acheter — ce qu'elle peut vendre — ce 
qu'elle donne." He seemed toucned to see so many 
of us come to hear again the plea of France, France 
rendered unlovely, devastated by the war, and yet 
appealing in her steadfastness of ideal and of 
purpose. Once more we Americans, future mothers 
of citizens, hear the call for help, and realize that, 
though the glory of the trenches is over, leaving 
only the hideousness of destruction, our task is 
still before us and we are ready and eager to meet 
it. We, typifying the educated youth of this great 
country, can sympathize more readily with France 
whose intellectual youth has suffered most in the 
war. They have lost their friends, their health, 
their youth, and yet it is for them to shoulder the 
burden now. 

"The French temperament is not passive; it is 
nervous, active, creative. In spite of this crushing 
disaster France is ready and able to produce, if 
helped, and she wants to resume her former posi- 
tion as the fourth greatest producer though only 
the eighth in production. Emphatically Monsieur 
Allix spoke of the wine producers of France and 
of the extensive vineyards. Each worker takes 
pride in his product and loves the ground he tills. 
For hundreds of years the same families of peas- 
ants have cultivated the same land and in fact 
used the identical soil, for they actually carry up 
on their backs the soil which the winter snows have 
washed down into the ravines. Before the war 
France was a great wheat growing country. Her 
people consume more bread than other people, but 
now she is forced to buy bread, her vast wheat 
fields of the north being reduced to ashes and shell- 
holes. But already the huge wheels tarn again 
Her pulse throbs with her indomitable spirit of 
energy, (Continued on page 4, column 2) 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarfc of EMtors 



Eleanob Skerry, 1920, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor. 
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
Mary Barnet, 1920 Clemewell Hinchliff, 1921. 
Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. 
Mary Dooly, 1921. Janet Matthews, 1921. 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Margabet Griffiths, 1922. 



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The News takes pleasure in announcing that 
Emilie Weyl, '22, and Dorothy Williams, '22, have 
been elected to the Board. 



THE JUNIOR DEBATE. 



At a class meeting last Thursday, called to re- 
consider the question of a Junior Prom, the juniors 
instigated an innovation in the way of a definite 
debate upon the problem on hand. This way of 
discussing a question over which there is such in- 
tense feeling was very wisely decided upon. Any 
upperclassman can remember hectic class meetings 
where some problem was heatedly but not satis- 
factorily discussed. At such meetings everyone is 
demanding the floor at once. The resulting 
speeches may be examples of fiery oratory, but 
they are apt to be prejudiced and often only one 
side is presented — the other side being universally 
disregarded in the ensuing frenzy. By debating 
the question these troubles were avoided. The 
question was fairly presented by both sides. Every 
member of the class had an opportunity to know 
the reasons in opposition to a Junior Prom as well 
as those in favor of one. When it came time for a 
final decision the class could vote intelligently, 
knowing the pro's and con's. Whatever the final 
decision of the Senate, it knows that the question 
was referred back to it after both sides of the 
question had been fairly presented, and the result- 
ing vote was not a hap-hazard affair. 



SERVICE FUND PLEDGES. 



The official notice in last week's News about 
drives, ought to make clear a question which has 
been repeatedly raised throughout the autumn. 
The members of the college cannot help but be 
relieved to know for certain that they will not be 
asked to contribute now to this cause, now to that, 
throughout the year. But it is doubtful whether 
the majority of the students realized this when 
their Service Fund pledges were made. Some girls 
have given to their utmost capacity. Others have 
not. The calls for money for worthy causes are 
constantly coming in, and, as was stated by the 
committee, the present funds cannot possibly meet 
all these requests. Surely there are many, many 
girls who, knowing that they need not save their 
money for future drives, can give more. If they 
all realized the need for all they can spare and the 
good that even a small contribution on their part 
can do, they would undoubtedly increase their 
pledges. But what ever a girl may decide as to her 
ability to increase her pledge, she must remember 
that a pledge has already been made, and that 
that pledge must be kept first of all. 



100% FOR WELLESLEY STUDENTS. 



The results of the Red Cross drive in Wellesley 
are most commendable. A 100% membership on 
the part of the college shows an appreciation of 
all the Red Cross has done and is steadily doing in 
all its diverse branches. Its far reaching service 
has been readily recognized and is now supported; 
in time Of pea'c'e as well as in that of war. 



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I. 

Fifteen Hours Senior Year. 

Do Wellesley undergraduates believe fifteen 
hours of work should be required senior year? The 
plan is being seriously discussed in academic cir- 
cles. But students are silent (in public at least). 
Yet this is certainly a question of paramount inter- 
est and importance to the whole college. 

No doubt the privilege of having only twelve 
hours of work is abused by many. The extra time 
is used for trips to Boston, pointless gossiping or 
at best additional committee work. But this is not 
true of the finest type of undergraduate, of the 
girl who really wants to study. And it seems to me 
it is on the hypothesis that all of us are girls of 
this kind that the fundamental academic regula- 
tions should be based'. Standards should not be 
lowered because many of us do not conform to 
them. I say "standards should not be lowered" be- 
cause I think that requiring fifteen hours instead 
of twelve is a lowering of standard. Our curri- 
culum, as a distinguished foreign guest of the col- 
lege said, "is enough to give one mental indiges- 
tion." We have to cram so much into our poor 
brains in so little time. Freshman year a number 
of courses is not undesirable, because in Freshman 
year is the opening of the gateways and the more 
varied the glimpses we have of the vistas beyond 
the better. But by senior year every girl has made 
her choice. She ought to be encouraged, she ought 
to be given every chance for intensive work in the 
studies that interest her particularly. Every senior 
should be doing independent and original work in 
at least one course. But time is necessary for re- 
search and for weighing the results of research. 
Four courses is the maximum a girl can carry if 
she is to do really scholarly work in even one. 

As I have said, this privilege of having only 
twelve hours of work is often abused. So fine a 
spirit should be created in Wellesley thai every 
girl would want to do her best. But in the mean- 
while I would suggest a few more practical reme- 
dies. Let six hours of B work a semester be re- 
quired of every senior; or have every girl take 
nine hours of grade III courses her senior year, or 
require as they do in many colleges, a thesis in a 
girl's major subject, before granting a B.A. de- 
gree. In these ways girls would be forced to work 
hard, and yet their energies would not be scattered. 
Quality not quantity is what is wanted in Wel- 
lesley's academic work. M. B., 1920. 

II. 

S— I— N— G ! 

Did you read the fair criticism of our Fields 
Day singing in the News for November 6? Did 
you have a bit of a guilty conscience? Did you 
go to the Community Sing last Saturday night? 
No? Well then be sure to come to the next one 
in January. 

Candidly, we all realize how poorly Wellesley 
£ings. And this year we must not have the usual 



feeble voices in various parts of the Barn, warbl- 
ing to our friends at Intercollegiate Debate. 
What then is to be the remedy for this decided 
lack of unity and enthusiasm? 

It's up to every girl to attend the Community 
sings. We are to have several of them this year, 
each with an outside song leader. Don't miss 
Mr. Humphrey's enlightening side remarks. Truly 
you will enjoy yourself and you just can't help 
singing. If all of these gatherings are well at- 
tended we shall without doubt attain a close group 
consciousness of good singing. And we shall know 
the words of our songs too ! 

There is again the old, old question of song- 
practices. The date, place and hour are duly 
indexed; and then what happens? At the most 
fifteen or sixteen faithful souls amble in to help 
the discouraged song-leader who has been hoping 
against hope that at least several hundred will 
appear. These sixteen learn the songs beautifully 
but when, as on Field Day, they are in a group 
of hundreds who never rehearsed the result is a 
bit disquieting, to say the least. 

This year we are appointing regular song- 
leaders in all the houses. They are to have brief 
practices before any important all college re- 
hearsals. Let us all go to these practices with 
interest and enthusiasm. If you feel like really 
learning the words of a song, ask your house- 
leader to have a brief rehearsal. She will be 
overjoyed! If every girl does her best, our stan- 
dard of singing must inevitably rise. 

After all, it's our college and of course we want 
to lead all the other colleges in singing. So come 
to the Community Gatherings, come to song prac- 
tices and SING! 

Elisabeth Ltjstig, 1920. 

III. 
A Call to Modernism. 

Do you know why the Industrial Conference 
broke up a few weeks ago? Do you know what 
the issue was — and its importance in the Massa- 
chusetts elections for governor last week? Do 
you know that the soft-coal miners — authorized by 
the American Federation of Labor — are out on 
strike — disobeying a court injunction? Do you 
know that the Senate is passing the reservations 
to the treaty by the steam-roller process? Well — 
perhaps you have heard somebody say something 
about these things, — they are fairly old enough to 
have filtered into Wellesley. 

In Freshman Comp. they attempted to teach you 
what education was. Do you remember what you 
learned? It certainly wasn't that a complete 
knowledge of every formula in the Math book, 
of all the authors of the 18th century, or of any 
other of the extremely useful branches in college — 
that a complete knowledge of these in themselves 
constitute an education. No — education means a 
half-way intelligent idea of current events plus 
these other subjects. But the majority of people 
in Wellesley College — who flatter themselves that 
they are being educated — rarely glance at the 
newspapers and hardly know what is happening 
outside of Wellesley. 

"Oh — but I don't have any time — " you say. 
Now listen. You haven't ten minutes that you can 
go to the newspaper room in the Library during 
the day; you haven't ten minutes after breakfast, 
lunch, or dinner? Well — then — buy a paper and 
carry it to classes with you — and then if you haven't 
time — something is radically wrong v/ith you or 
the College, for you are not educated. The events 
of to-day are too important and too critical for 
anyone not to know. 

And may I add a word about the Experimenter. 
Last month it was vital and alive — and many 
people haven't read it — . If the Experimenter ' 
is as good during the rest of the year as it has 
started, — it will be a good factor in keeping the 
college up-to-date — if it gets across. When you 
have something at j'our doors — make an opportu- 
nity to read it at least. 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



There is plenty of time to speculate about next 
year's College Government and C. x\.. presidents; — 
there is no time to read the newspapers to find 
out whether the Presidential candidates for the 
United States will stand on pull, personality or 
platform. There is a strong possibility thai you 
will vote for President next November. Did you 
know it? G. E. M., '21. 

IV. 
Why the Locked Registuatiox Box? 

There is one matter that has puzzled me more 
than anything else out of the maze of other 
bewildering things in our present system of college 
government, and this is the question of the locked 
registration box. Why does such mystery shrowd 
the whereabouts of a student from anyone want- 
ing to know about it? Suppose an outside visitor 
or a girl friend calls at a girl's dormitory only 
to find her gone. Perhaps none of her friends 
are around to give any information and so a 
busy maid must be looked up who must in turn 
consult the head of the house to get permission 
to open the registration box. Why must this be? 
If there is any good earthly reason I long to 
know it. Could it possibly be that we are thought 
not to be able to be trusted not to alter our 
registration when we are on our honor to register 
in the first place? This would certainly appear 
to be the reason for this strange custom. 

WHiy not have a big book like that used by 
hotels, open to anyone, in which a student must 
record her absence? This would serve the pur- 
pose and save much trouble. 

M. W., '20. 



QUESTION OF JUNIOR PROM REFERRED 
AGAIN TO SENATE. 

At the junior class meeting of November 13 it 
was decided to submit the question of Junior Prom 
to the Senate for reconsideration. The welcome in- 
novation of a debate presented the issues of the 
question to the class. It was felt that a Junior 
Prom would not be a needless nor a great extrav- 
agance, and that the money which would be spent 
on it would, if there were no Prom, be spent on 
other pleasures; and that while the possibility of 
adverse public opinion should be considered, still 
the simplicity of the plans and the fact that the 
date coincided with that of the Senior Prom would 
overcome this difficulty. 



RESULTS OF THE RED CROSS DRIVE. 

In the Red Cross membership drive 1,815 mem- 
bers were enrolled from Wellesley. Over ninety- 
five percent of the members of the faculty and 
administration were enrolled and one hundred per 
cent of the students. 



LUCY LE BOCAGE, AISNE, FRANCE. 



We have now been in the field since the first of 
July, arriving in relays during the early summer. 
As you probably know, we have for our leader 
Julia Larimer, 1907, who has in a few short weeks 
organized us and the work, and has so ably repre- 
sented us that we begin to feel firmly established 
and to see signs of progress in the work for the 
villages. 

The working force consists of Dr. Mary Marvel, 
'94, Dr. Louise Taylor-Jones, '96, (until October), 
and Frances Bogert, '14, nurse who compose our 
medical department; Ruth Lindsay, '15, and Mary 
Rogers, '12, Social workers; Julia Drew, '12, in 
charge of the recreational work; Lucile Kroger, 
'11, in charge of the store and of all the purchas- 
ing for the Unit; Berenice Van Slyke, '13, acting 
at present as superintendent of construction; Cris- 
tine Myrick, '11, secretary. During July and 
August we also had with us Candace Stimson, '92, 
Emma Hawkridge, '10, who helped to inaugurate 
the social work, Marthe Regnault, '20, acting as 
interpreter and hard-working assistant, and in 
September Grace Crocker, '04, joined us for a stay 
of about two months. We feel that we are par- 



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the Committee taking an active part in the be- 
ginnings of the work. 

We have been very busy during the summer 
getting "dug in" for the winter. When we ar- 
rived on the scene of action the first of July the 
only building completed was a large hospital tent 
which we used for a dormitory until the middle 
of August. A wooden barracks loaned us by the 
French Government was in process of erection and 
was finished during July. In it we have our 
kitchen and storeroom, the dispensary, the office 
and a combination living and dining room. Late 
in the summer the big wooden hospital barrack 
bought from the Red Cross arrived and was put 
up for our permanent dormitory. Most of our 
furnishings have been supplied by the Red Cross, 
as that organization is closing its work in France. 
All our labor has been done by German prisoners 
loaned us by the French Government, and most of 
our building materials have been contributed by 
them, as we are officially an auxiliary of the 
government organization for the rehabilitation of 
the devasted districts of France. 

We are established, as you probably know, in a 
small village, (Lucy-le-Bocage) about 8 miles from 
the town of Chateau Thierry where the Americans 
made their spirited stand against the last German 
drive. You may be sure that Americans are in 
high favor hereabouts. To most of these peasants 
they stand as the deliverers of their homes from 
the enemy. As Americans we seem to be the im- 
mediate recipients of their gratitude. Certainly 
every little thing we do is very greatly appre- 
ciated and our welcome is always cordial. Almost 
daily presents come to us as offerings of friend- 
ship — flowers or fruit, or even a rabbit, the great 
local delicacy. 

The work has been evolving from week to week, 
as the needs of the villages become more apparent 
to us. From the very beginning we have found 
lack of transportation one of the most serious 
handicaps the peasants have in the labor of recon- 
struction, and one of the most important ways in 
which we can give them immediate help. Con- 
sequently our fleet of four cars has been kept very 
busy. The big one-ton truck presented by the 
Cleveland Wellesley Club has done yeoman's ser- 
vice ever since it came into our possession in haul- 
ing plaster and lumber, roofing tiles, and nails. 
When not doing that, it is usually bringing sup- 
plies from Paris for our store. Every Friday 
morning it carries a jubilant load of village women 
to the market in Chateau Thierry with their 
chickens, rabbits and cheeses, and brings them out 
again with overflowing baskets of supplies. All 



this is so popular that we have been obliged to give 
out tickets and have people sign up for their 
places ahead of time in order to assure everyone 
an equal chance in the ride. Of the other cars, the 
touring car is used chiefly to get us around among 
the villages, one car provided by the Methodist 
Committee is kept busy by the doctors and the 
fourth, a light delivery truck or "camionette" 
presented by the T. Z. E. Alumnae Association, 
supplements the big truck by doing the smaller 
commissions. 

The medical department has laid the founda- 
tions for constructive work by a summer of activ- 
ity over a wide district. Besides the villages of 
which we have the direct supervision (twelve in 
number), the doctors have also the medical work 
in some 25 surrounding villages belonging to the 
Methodist Committee for Reconstruction. This 
has meant the establishment of weekly visiting 
days in the nearby places and occasional dispen- 
sary service in widely separated villayes, As we 
are affiliated with the American Women's Hos- 
pitals we have been able to have patients in need 
of surgical attention cared for at their hospitals. 
Perhaps the most interesting work of the depart- 
ment up to the present has been the physical ex- 
amination of school children, which is still going 
on. The mothers seem to welcome these examin- 
ations, bring the children hours ahead of time, and 
co-operate eagerly in answering questions. When 
all the weighing and measuring is done there will 
be a solid foundation for the future work along 
preventative and corrective lines. In the meantime, 
it is a picturesque episode in our history to see the 
doctors and the nurse faring forth with their queer 
French scales jangling in the tail of their car, a 
measuring rod protruding from the side, sheets, 
towels and bathrobes rolled in the bottom of the 
car, and a large basket of sugar eandies occupy- 
ing a strategic position in the centre of the collec- 
tion. (Continued on page 7, column 3) 



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Hugh Walpole Comes to Wellesley. 
(Continued from page 1, column 3) 
Influenced by Literary Men of London. 
Mr. Walpole went up to London to get something- 
published, at a period when the literary world was 
greatly excited over Bernard Shaw, Wells and 
Conrad. At this time, too, the Abbey Theatre came 
and had its performances'. 

In the midst of this period 1 , Mr. Walpole's work 
was first published. His own feeling he describes 
as "a tremendous swollen egotism, a sense that the 
whole world was waiting for the next event." 
"Everybody must know I was a writer," he con- 
tinued. "I watched for the startled glance of 
passers-by. But there was a wonderful unself- 
consciousness in the writing. In my second novel 
the Devil walked in and stayed; and yet I was 
pained and surprised at the reception of the book." 

"That unconsciousness I changed under the 
influence of a very great man and greater writer — 
Henry James. He was the dominant factor of that 
age." Mr. Walpole's acquaintance with him began 
with an admiring letter written to Henry James 
in a moment of enthusiasm, the result of which was 
a luncheon with the great man. The meal was a 
torture to the shy and embarrassed youth, whose 
embarrassment was not in the least alleviated by 
Mr. James' presenting him with a hat — "a top hat 
which, to its own great surprise, became a bowler." 
His influence on the literary world was great. "He 
made every writer feel that there could be no end 
to any situation he was writing about. The evolu- 
tions and involutions possible in a situation were 
such that I felt I could never again write a novel. 
We all became desperately self-conscious and con- 
ceited." 

War Work in Russia. 

Then came the war. "I could get no war work 
in England because of my sight, so I went to 
Russia to be a war correspondent. I didn't go to 
the front for almost a year. Then an English 
surgeon told me to learn bandaging in a Russian 
hospital that I might get to the front." He did so 
and spent a very difficult three months in the 
hospital. 

"I went to the front at a difficult and desperate 
time — during the retreat through Galicia which 
ended in the fall of Warsaw. Now we shall re- 
member those days when Russian soldiers went 
into the trenches with no guns and with the feeling 
that the people behind were deserting." It is hard 
to find the connecting link between those men and 
the Russians of today, Mr. Walpole admitted. But 
the man of today is two men — one, the man who 
fought in the trenches, the other, the Bolshevik. 

After describing the absolute silence and orderli- 
ness of the March revolution, Mr. Walpole ex- 
pressed the hope that since there were those three 



days of such perfect quietness and happiness, some 
da}' that same quietness and happiness will come 
to stay. 

"I think that to me the explanation of the Rus- 
sian character is that they are near to the Garden 
of Eden and; cannot forget it. We are so attached 
to the necessity of life that we haven't time to 
think about it; but the Russian, remembering it, 
wants to return to it by some means or other. . . . 
When they are educated and have grasped what 
the outside world comprises they will become prac- 
tical. I hope, however, they will not lose their 
idealism. If they can keep it — and if we can keep 
ours — then the world is not so hopeless as we 
think." 

Monsieur Andre F. Allix Speaks in the Chapel. 
(Continued from page 1, column 3) 

This persistent spirit of the French people shows 
also in their zeal in building up the smaller farms 
and beginning already to supply the shortage in 
dairy products. The sugar shortage was a hard- 
ship during the war, but the thrift and economy of 
the French is rapidly overcoming that want, and be- 
fore long it will be a thing of the past. French 
people are said to be so tenacious, so thrifty, that the 
"bas de laine" has come to be the proverbial money 
bag of the peasant. 

Monsieur Allix likened France to a great ship 
tossed by the waves of the tempest, and now that 
her cargo of gold, of produce, of men, is less than 
a fourth what it was normally, she is tossed and 
buffetted the more, but she braves the storm and 
the waves with renewed vigor and energy. In 1913 
France was producing over three-quarters of what 
she consumed of foodstuffs, cloths, and minerals; 
now since the productive sections are laid waste to 
the extent of one-half their normal area, she is 
partly dependent on other countries. Her coal 
mines cannot be operated for long years to come 
and we who are rich in coal should supply her with 
all we can send. She is doing all within her power 
to reopen her formerly thriving iron mines as well 



as to work her newly discovered potassium deposits. 
In fact France has already made contracts with 
China, Japan, and even with European countries 
to export minerals and manufactured products in 
the year 1920. 

It has been the part of France to stand as the 
sentinel, the advance guard, of western Europe. 
It is France who bore the brunt of the great attack, 
France whose sons were the first to die, France, 
who by standing firm and unconquered from the 
beginning saved the cause of the allies. France has 
given immeasurably; in return she asks of you 
your sympathy, your understanding, your hearts. 

Monsieur Allix's success could have no greater 
testimony than the attention given him by his 
audience. Even after he had ceased speaking there 
was no movement, no sound in the chapel, except 
for the enthusiastic applause that changed, as 
abruptly as it had arisen, into that perfect silence 
that is the greatest compliment an audience can 
give a lecturer. Not until Monsieur Allix again 
spoke, briefly, it is true, but forcibly, were the stu- 
dents satisfied. 



VICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ. 



On Monday, Nov. 24 at 4.40 in the afternoon, 
Mr. Vicente Blasco Ibanez, author of "Los cuatro 
jinetes del Apocalipsis," will lecture on "The 
America we Know." Mr. Blasco Ibanez is a repub- 
lican in politics, a strong ally in a neutral country 
and the leading Spanish novelist at the present 
time. He has come to the United States to study 
the country as well as to lecture, and will probably 
embody some of the results of this study in a book 
which he expects to publish later. Criticisms and 
reviews of his works may be found on the bulletin 
boards in the library and near the Spanish office in 
the administration building. Mr. Blasco Ibanez 
will speak in Spanish but will be accompanied by 
an interpreter. The lecture will be given in the 
Barn, tickets at 50 cents may be obtained at the 
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When it's 3.-18 P.M. at Mary Hemenway and you 
remember that "roomie" playfully threw your 
locker key from the third story window of Tower 
Court. 

When your freshman proclaims to the universe 
(or in the language of the vulgar — tells the world) 
that her sophomore is Editor of the Christian As- 
sociation and Chairman of the Barnswallows. 

When the Wellesley National Bank hints that it 
would gladly handle a larger sum of your money 
than 23 cents. 

When the dean requests the pleasure of a priv- 
ate interview. 

Some Sunday morning when you try to cancel 
the registration which j-ou forgot to write on Fri- 
day. 

When you're a Yale rooter and spend the 22nd 
of November with a Harvard person. 

When you remember every mail box combination 
but your own and are sure that you see a nice, fat 
letter from Him in the box. 

When upon breaking the box you find the letter 
to be a bill. 



PLEES TAK NOTIS ! 



The price of papr's still rising. The News has 
no ip left. It costs 2 much 2 print. Therefore we 
r going to change r policy, and save wrds. & letrs. 

Brevty'll b r motto. 

The Col. Cal, will b lik this 
Mon. 8 P.M. Bill Hall. Lect. by Prof. Blank on 
"Liz. & Bob Browning." . 

The F. P. colum'll be lik this. 

"What 'bout Com. 4 r pas and mas? Is't conomy 
2 giv up Jun Prom 'n by new clos? Whose $ is it? 
If r pas want to c Lake Wab. or L. Nat. why 
shudn't they?" or 

"Why don't peple return books to res. shelf? 
I waited 4 an hr. 4 Hast.,s Bib. Die. & then found 
it'd been put back upside down. This is nxscus- 
able. Res. books r com. prop., and the girl who 
steals 1 is wors'n a burglar; she's a p.-z." 
or 

"Why do they let those Read. & Speak, studs, 
loose in Ad. build., stead of keeping 'em in Bill. 
Hall? When I try to do math. prob. on blkboard 
I don lik to hear "Rom, my coz Rom" on other 
side of wall. I can't listn to Hist. lect. and Ham's 
soliquy on whether or not it's 2 b at same time. 
Just cause Mac murdered sleep once I don lik 2 
be kept awake hearing bout it 12 P.M. 

"When'll they keep stil?" 

Al this'll mean work 4 U, beloved News reader, 
but ex'reise's good 4 the cranyum. 

Do vour bit! 



Agitated - junior - running - into - English - Lit- 
erature-? — "What's our lesson for today?" 

Friend-in-need — "We have to memorize one of 
the sonnets." 

Junior — "Ye gods! Which is the shortest one?" 



Freshman, in alarm, to room-mate who in the 
middle of the night is groping under the bed — 
"Judy, what are you doing?" 

Judy, firmly — "I'm looking for the limit." 



COMPENSATIONS. 



A member of the News Board lives a hard and 
painful life — 

Someone's always sure, you know, to disagree. 

I hear on one side — "Oh my dear, you're so con- 
servative"; 

On the other, "You're too radical for me." 

I have to steer a careful course, pursue a narrow 
path, 

Fly low, dig shallow, cover little ground. 

Oh it's hard, it's hard but still to be quite honest 
I'll confess 

That there's one big compensation I have found. 

Yes, though my glance is casual — I take pains to 
make it so — 

There's one joy I've never missed I must admit, 

And that's seeing every Friday, my noble name in 
print, 

When I take the simple pains to look for it. 



THE BROAD HIGHWAY. 



"What is the class you're coming from 
That makes you look so bored?" 
"It's Social Science," she replied. 
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad." 

"What means now all those dollar signs 
And cost and prices underscored?" 
"Why economics," she replied, 
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad." 

"Why turn you now your neck askew, 
To read that sign upon the board?" 
"It's Natick's movies," she replied, 
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad." 

"What is the crowd? Who's passing by? 
Is it some mighty king or lord?" 
"It's is Hugh Walpole," she replied, 
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad." 

"Who's Aristotle, Sophocles 
And tell me pray of Hesiod?" 
"They're out of date, I do not know, 
"I'm getting broad, I'm getting broad.'' 

Just one more question I will ask 
Then we will stop with one accord. 
"Do you know any one thing well?" 
"Certainly not, I'm getting broad." 



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My heart was set on knowledge 

I planned to study Chemistry, 

Botany, Astrology, 

French and Archaeology 

And Art 12 ! 

"But now I've seen my duty, 
I've dropped my dream of beauty, 

I study Trigonometry, 

Algebra, Gymnaseii, 

And wait for C's Philosophy- 

The Dean advised me to." 



INDEPENDENCE. 

The college clock has a stubborn face 

He does just what he likes 
Sometimes he works with both his hands 

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PRESIDENT MARSHALL SHOWS US 
SOURCE OF SPIRITUAL CALM. 

At the morning service, Sunday, November 16, 
in the Houghton Memorial Chapel, President 
Benjamin T. Marshall of Connecticut College, gave 
a very timely sermon on the need in each one of us 
for spiritual resources. His text was the four- 
teenth verse of chapter four of the fourth gospel 
and his whole message concerned itself with the 
story of Christ and the woman of Samaria at the 
well. The significance of Jesus' giving this mes- 
sage of hope to one woman, sharing his blessing 
with a single listener seemed striking to President 
Marshall. "We ought not to forget," he said, "that 
Christ is glad to pour out His best just for one." 

This priceless gift which He is glad to share 
with us if only we ask for it is more precious than 
the actual well of living water is in the arid East. 
It is that ability to be equal to every situation 
which Jesus demonstrated so wonderfully each day. 
Hidden springs from God can and do give that 
sense of calmness, that quality of poise that we 
envy in many people about us. Older friends 
sometimes show that there is within them 
this bubbling, renewing spring but Mr. Marshall 
considered it "great to get that poise as early as we 
can." Not depreciating the value of such resources 
as we may have in great literature, in philosophy, 
in a knowledge of geology, or botany, or zoology, 
he urged that we enrich character as well as in- 
tellect and seek for the "steadying, creating will 
to do, the passion to serve, a sense that we can say, 
'Come what will, I am ready.' " 

Wellesley-Dartmouth Concert. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2) 
This band as a unit played all summer in Chicago 
where its members were attending summer school. 
Also they have just recently played for the Pathe 
Phonograph Co. It is interesting to know that the 
piano entertainer, Breglio, has turned down several 
good vaudeville offers, among them one from the 
B. F. Keith Circuit. 

C. E. Newton, '20, keeps the audience in a good 
humor and state of mysticism when he presents 
some new and original slight of hand work. Mr. 
Newton, although an amateur, has been very favor- 
ably compared with some of the best professionals 
in that line. 

Though the "concert-dancing" tickets have been 
sold, there are 400 tickets left for the concert 
(without dancing) which will be sold for 50i cents 
at the Elevator Table, Saturday and Monday morn- 
ings, Nov. 22nd and 24th or at Helen Strain's 
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COPLEY THEATRE. 



The patrons of the Henry Jewett Players have 
always been fond of the plays written by G. 
Bernard Shaw, and furtfier evidence of this un*- 
questioned fact is afforded in the crowds that have 
been flocking to the Copley Theatre all this week 
to witness "Widowers' Houses" and "How He Lied 
to Her Husband." So pronounced has been the 
success of this double bill that it will remain the 
attraction throughout the coming week. 

"Widowers' Houses" is a realistic exposure of 
slum landlordism, municipal jobbery, and the pecun- 
iary and matrimonial ties between it ana those 
people who derive their income from sources which 
they either know little about or do not care to in- 
vestigate. To quote Shaw's description of his play 
it shows a middle class respectability and a younger- 
son gentility fattening on the poverty of the slums. 
All the eight characters are in capable hands, for 
Director Jewett has cast this play admirably. 



Percy Carne Waram makes an admirable Mr. 
Trench, Mr. Wingfield makes a great deal of the 
character of Sartorius, Miss Roach does admirably 
with a disagreeable part, that of Blanche; Mr. 
Craske gives a capital character sketch as Cokane, 
and Mr. Clive as Lickcheese brings out all the 
subtle possibilities of the role. 

The other piece, "How He Lied to Her Hus- 
band," which follows^ calls for only three charac- 
ters: The lover, played by Mr. Ross; the wife, 
played by Miss Newcombe; and the husband, 
played by Mr. Matthews. The piece is played with 
all the unctious humor and regard for capital by- 
play that the dialogue and action call for. The bill 
makes one of the most delightful entertainments 
that the Henry Jewett Players have presented in 
a long time. Plays that the Jewett Players are 
now rehearsing are: "Charley's Aunt," for which 
there has been a wide request; "Miss Robinson," 
by Elizabeth Baker, and "Milestones," which will 
be a revival. adv. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Rlumnae Department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumnae as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumna; are urged to co-operate by send- 
ing notices to the Alumnx General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley College News.) 



'16. On October -2-2, Mr. William Henry Diehl, 
father of Florence Diehl Carter. 



CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 



ENGAGEMENT. 

'79, '18. Gladys Haven to Dr. Eric McCoy 
North, Wesleyan, '09; Union Seminary, '13; Colum- 
bia, Ph.D., '14; and son of Louise McCoy North, 
'79, and corresponding secretary of the Board of 
Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 



'03. L. Margaret Maxwell to 420 Castle Heights, 
Geneva, N. Y. 

'08. Jessie Patience Wilson to 93 Woodside 
Ave., Ridgewood, N. J. 

'12. Josephine Little to National Y. W. C. A. 
Headquarters, N. Y. C. 

'15. Ruth Bradford to 4859 Dorchester Ave., 
Chicago, 111. 

'19. Eleanor Barnes to 5709 Harper Ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 



MARRIAGES. 



'94. Dixion-Small. On July 10, at Liberty, 
North Carolina, Ruth Small, daughter of Isabel 
Black Small, to Mr. Leonidas P. Dixion. 

'15. Brooks-Masters. On November 12, at 
Waltham, Mass., Adelaide Masters to Dr. Charles 
Brooks of Washington, D. C. 

ex-'21. Colby-Murphy. On June 14, in Mont- 
clair, N. J., Elizabeth Whiting Murphy to Whitney 
Coffin Colby. 



'06. 



BIRTHS. 

On November 3, at Salt Lake oity, 



daughter to Mrs. C. P. Overfield (lone Morrison). 
'11. On November 7, in Wellesley, a son, to Mrs. 
F. C. Hopewell (Grace Hartley). 



DEATHS. 



'86. On September 9, at Rome, Italy, Mrs. 
Francesco Baldasseroni (Ada Thompson). 

'95. On November 8, at Theresa, N. Y., Mr. 
George Kelsey, father of Helen M. Kelsey. 

'97. On July 9, at Pittsburgh, Penn., Mrs. Jean 
Lawrence Disque, mother of Mary M. Disque. 

'07. On October 31, Mrs. Frank E. Smith, 
mother of Marion Smith McKee. 

'14. On October 13, at Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. 
Susan G. Flynn, mother of Edith Flynn Bain. 



THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WELLESLEY 
CLUB. 

The Central California Wellesley Club meets 
at 2:30 p. m., on the following dates. Please let 
your hostess know if you are to be present. 

November 15th— Miss Mabel Pierce, 1000 Chest- 
nut Street, San Francisco. Miss Ruth Hanford, 
Visiting Councillor, will be the guest of honor. 
An especially large attendance is desired. (From 
Ferry, take Union Street car, transfer to Hyde, 
going towards bay.) 

December 20th — Mrs. Edward Lamb Parsons, 
2732 Durant Ave., Berkeley. (From San Fran- 
cisco, take Berkeley Key Route; transfer to Al- 
catraz; stop at Durant and walk a half block 
towards the hills. From Oakland or Berkeley, 
take College car to Durant Ave.) 

January 17 — Mrs. Helen Page Bates, 2440 Hil- 
gard Ave., cor. Euclid, Berkeley. (Take train or 
car to University Ave.; transfer to Euclid car, 
going up the hill.) 

February 21st — Mrs. Dorothy Hazeltine Yates, 
6120 Lawton Ave., Oakland. (From San Fran- 
cisco take Claremont Key Route, stop at College 
Ave., walk south on College to Lawton, then 
toward the hills-. From Oakland or Berkeley, take 
College car to Lawton Ave.) 

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Miss Flora A. Randolph, President. 

Lucy Le Bocage, Aisne, France. 
(Continued from page 3, column 3) 

Another part of our work for the children has 
been the recreational. Julia Drew has play hours 
in all the villages each week and has become a 
veritable Pied Piper with welcoming children 
trooping gleefully after her wherever she appears. 
French children are hard-working little things, 
and as soon as they are old enough are busy all 
summer in the fields. Perhaps it is for this 
reason and because of the hardships of five years 
of war that peasant children hereabouts seem to 
play so little. They respond readily enough when 
someone takes the trouble to teach them new 
games and to play with them. They soon develop 
ingenuity and give vent to their instinctive gaiety, 
playing with the animation if not the boisterous- 
ness of American children. 

Every Wednesday night we hold open house 
with dancing and games and occasional movies 
with a portable cinema. We usually have between 
60 and 70 people, including some of the French 
guards at the nearby prison oamp. 

Besides taking our villagers to the market, we 
are now doing what we can to bring supplies to 
them. At first we thought we would start a 
travelling store in the big motor truck to meet 
the need of the locality for materials and furnish- 
ings, but it was soon apparent that this would limit 
our stock too greatly and scatter our effort too 
much to be desirable. Consequently, we have now 
established a large store in the tent, where we 
sell everything from shoes to stoves at wholesale 
rates or less. Our stock of refugee garments are 
being sold for almost nothing, and all the small 
boys and girls are beginning to blossom forth in 
black sateen pinafores to the immense delight of 
their admiring families. In addition to the stock 
on hand, we take orders for everything anyone 
wants, and Lucille Kroger spends a good part of 
every week scouring Paris for bargains in men's 
shoes, wash boilers, lamps and sheeting. In this 
way we are making it possible for the people to 
refurnish their homes at a very low cost with 
things they really want — an arrangement they 
greatly prefer to indiscriminate free distribution. 
Very nearly all our relief is based on this principle, 
although in case's of hee"d we give outright. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 

Friday, November 21st. 7.15 P.M., The Barn. 
First performance of All of a Sudden 

Peggy. ■ 

8.00 P.M., Billings Hall. Address by James 
Norman Hall, Aviator. Subject: The 
Azure Lists. College lecture Commit- 
tee. Admission by ticket. 

Saturday, November 22nd. 7.15 P.M., The Barn. 
(As for Friday, November 21st). 

Sunday, November 23d. 11.00 A.M., Memorial 
Chapel. Preacher, Rev. James G. Gil- 
key, Springfield, Massachusetts. 
7.00 P.M., Memorial Chapel. Vesper Ser- 
vice. Special Music. 

Monday, November 24th. 4.40 P.M., The Barn 
(probably). Address by Sir Vicente 
Blasco Ibaiiez, author of The Four 
Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In Span- 
ish, with Mr. Robert King Atwell as in- 
terpreter. Tickets, 50 cents. Details 
concerning sale of tickets announced 
later. 
7.45 P.M., Billings Hall. Fourth lecture in 
the course on government by Mr. Han- 
ford of the History Department. Sub- 
ject: The Congress of the United States 
— its organization and function® with 
particular reference to the business of 
Congress. 

Tuesday, November 25th. 4.40 P.M., Memorial 
Chapel. Organ recital by Mr. Raymond 
C. Robinson. 
7,15 P.M., Zeta Xlpha. Chapter Meeting of 
I. C. S. A. Mr. G. Prentice Murphy, of 
the Child's Welfare Association will 
speak. All members are urged to be 
present. 



CONSTANTINOPLE IN THE CRISIS. 



Luther Fowle's talk on conditions in Constanti- 
nople during the last few years made an extremely 
interesting vesper service last Sunday, November 
16, in the Houghton Memorial Chapel. Mr. Fowle 
acted as Executive Secretary of Robert College 
primarily, then as administrator and treasurer of 
the vast relief sums sent for the Armenians and 
Syrians, and eventually, in addition to these en- 
grossing positions, was appointed to that of attache, 
sole official representative of the United States in 
Constantinople during the time of suspended rela- 
tions. He was kept very busy carrying on the re- 
lief work and at the same time keeping out of the 
receptive Turkish prisons. The horrors of the 
situation were touched upon very slightly, and we 
were given instead, a whimsical account of how the 
courageous women at the college made ends meet 
in such stringent times, and by what ruses the 
books of the relief fund were kept from the eyes 
of Turkish officials. Mr. Fowle's serious statement 
regarding a wonderful and gratifying change he 
has noticed in America's idea.s concluded the talk. 



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Christmas. But it will be very unwise to delay holiday shopping this year. Conditions are 
abnormal. Merchandise of the right kind is not as easy as usual to obtain and will be less 
easy later on. Neither will is be as easy to supplement sufficiently our regular sales force 
with good extra salespeople during December. Therefore we most strongly urge and empha- 
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Weixesley to Hear James Norman Hall. 
(Continued from page 1, column 1) 

In May 1918, Capt, Hall was shot down back of 
the German first line trenches, and it was thought 
for some time that he had been killed. Finally his 
friends received word that he was in a German 
hospital and later in a German prison camp. He 
was transferred from one camp to another, until 
finally he was held prisoner in an old fortress be- 
longing to the King of Bavaria. The very week 
the armistice was signed, he with three companions 
escaped and made their way with the greatest diffi- 
culty to Switzerland. 

In lecturing on "The Azure Lists," Captain Hall 
draws upon an immense store of actual experience. 
Most of the big airmen, — Fonch, Rickenbacher, 
Lufberry, Nungesser, — he knew as friends. "He 
makes real to his audience, as has no other air- 
man, the clearness, the knight errantry of air fight- 
ing. He makes them see the wonder of it as well 
as the horror. He has the marvellous faculty of 
conveying the sensations of flying by means of the 
spoken word, and his narrative carries not only the 
thrilling and inspirational qualities, but the humor- 
ous as well." C. W., 1920. 



'DEAR BRUTUS" NOW PLAYING. 



At the Hollis Street Theatre on Monday evening 
William Gillette enters upon the second week of 
his limited Boston engagement in "Dear Brutus," 
the newest Sir James M. Barrie comedy to be seen 
in this country. The Boston engagement follows 
upon a run of an entire season at the New York 
Empire Theatre. 

The present engagement assumes far more than 
passing importance for the playgoer. A new Barrie 
play is always an interesting and welcome occasion 
in the theatre. The visits here of Mr. Gillette are 
always eagerly awaited and it is stated that in 
"Dear Brutus" he has never been seen to more 
splendid advantage. With a superb Charles 
Frohman cast little less than remarkable, bristling 
with famous names, and a scenic production of ex- 
travagant, but tasteful, prodigality, it is easy to 
understand why Barrie, Mr. Gillette, cast and pro- 
duction enthused New York theatregoers for a 
whole season. 

Barrie has taken the cryptic title of his comedy 
from the lines in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar": 
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in 
ourselves, that we are underlings." Throughout 
three acts, replete with Barrie's whimsical humor, 
and charming fantasy, the author imagines the pos-< 
sibilities should we have our oft-expressed wish to 



live our lives over again and have a "second 
chance." 

In roles surrounding that of Mr. Gillette there 
appear such distinguished players as Hilda Moore, 
who created her present role of Mrs. Dearth with 
Gerald Du Maurier in the original London produc- 
tion of "Dear Brutus"; Violet Kemble Cooper, 
daughter of the oldest English acting family; 
Marie Wainwright, that splendid player of lengthy 
and dignified service; Madge Bellamy, Anne Morri- 
son, Frances Anderson, Grant Stewart, William 
Podmore, Fred Russell, T. A. Braiden and others. 

Adv. 



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